By FAY STRANG
There has been a lot of talk surrounding the sex scenes between Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen in The Canyons.
So it comes as no surprise that the Paul Schrader film features a lot of nudity – in particular from the 27-year-old actress.
And as the film was released in the US on Friday it didn’t take long for grabs of the topless star to find their way online.
Lindsay taking part in sex scenes, including one with three porn stars
The erotic film, which was written by Brett Easton Ellis, features the actress, who has just completed her 90-day stint in rehab, taking a shower.
Lindsay, who’s character Tara also takes part in a four-way sex scene with three porn stars in the film, famously made the film crew strip to their boxers while filming one of the scenes.
Writing about the incident Stephen Rodrick, recalled: 'Lohan dropped her robe. Schrader shouted action, and they filmed the scene in one 14-minute take. About halfway through, Lohan looked directly into the camera and flashed a dirty, demented smile at Schrader.’
Lindsay made all the cast take their clothes off when she stripped off
It isn’t of course the first time the famous red head has stripped - in the past she has posed for Playboy as well in the film Machete, which saw her skinning dipping.
Speaking about working with Lindsay on the film, writer Brett recently said: ‘I have no idea what Lindsay’s leaning toward. All I know is she’s very street smart. She’s a very mixed up 20-something, but very knowledgeable about film and composition and lighting and hitting your mark.
‘When she did our first table read, she blew me away. She was late, she was a little scattered, we had nervous small talk, and then she turned it on immediately.’
Lindsay famously took all her clothes for Playboy back in 2011
He added: ‘I don’t see her as lost. I know a lot of 20-somethings and they’re all messed up. But when you're out in the public, you’re magnified 100 percent, and I can understand how you’d go a little bit further. But she was ultimately very nice. She was sometimes bossy—I don’t know if that’s the Adderall—but I genuinely liked her.'
Just two days after Lindsay completed her court-ordered stay in rehab she returned to work and recorded a guest-host gig for Chelsea Lately.
According to TMZ, sources on set said the actress was 'very funny,' mocking host Chelsea Handler for drinking too much and holding her own during a roundtable with with comedians Jen Kirkman and Fortune Feimster.
The Canyons was released on August 2 at the IFC Center in New York City, the Bell Lightbox in Toronto, and on video on demand platforms. It is yet to be released in the UK.
Lindsay recorded an episode of Chelsea Lately just two days after leaving rehab
Meanwhile, reviews of Lindsay's performance in the movie have been less than flattering, with The Star-Ledger's Steve Whitty asking: 'Who remembers her when she was still a performer, and not just a cautionary tale?'
And then: 'Lohan performance is more out of duty for a paycheck ($100 a day, plus a percentage of the profits)' was the input from John Serba of Michigan Live.
New York Times critic Manohla Dargis didn't seem impressed either: 'Ms. Lohan, ornamented with a topknot and Cleopatra eyeliner, wavers in and out of ...the movie, pulling you in with husky murmurings and pushing you away with darting glances that suggest a woman searching for the exit.'
And Gene Grabowski of Levick Strategic Communications' comments to Fox News were perhaps the most derogatory: 'Lindsay Lohan is now like U.S. golfer John Daly. She’s a curiosity who is watched primarily for the side entertainment she offers, not for her professional performance.'
Lindsay was spotted enjoying a cigarette as she left the studios after filming